EXECUTIVE SUMMARY                                                                              

This online Annual Report provides a brief overview of the projects that the Alfred E. Alquist Seismic Safety Commission (SSC) was engaged in 2017.  Once the projects are concluded, any reports or studies produced are placed on the SSC “publications” webpage at http://ssc.ca.gov/forms_pubs/index.html.

The SSC is the primary seismic resource for the State of California dedicated to reducing earthquake risk for the people of California since 1975.  The SSC investigates earthquakes, reports on earthquake-related issues, and evaluates and recommends to the Governor and Legislature policies needed to reduce earthquake risk.  Although the SSC does not have any governing authority on earthquake policy, the SSC strives to ensure a coordinated framework for establishing earthquake safety policies and programs in California.

Richard McCarthy

Executive Director